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  • Ghandi Square210 m
  • Browns Womens Clinic280 m
  • Top of Africa320 m
  • Mandela & Tambo Law Offices400 m
  • Carlton Centre420 m
  • Rissik St Post Office500 m
  • ABSA Art Gallery510 m
  • Standard Bank Art Gallery510 m
  • City Hall550 m
  • First National Bank Museum560 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Urban Backpackers

    Anderson Street, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2107 - See map
    "Very helpful staff"
    Md A. - December 4, 2017
    Exceptional service
    9.3 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.0 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Balcony/terrace

    • Bar

    Value for money6.7
    Location rating6.0
    Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
    Distance to airport20.4 km

    Rooms available at Urban Backpackers

    Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Street view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 4 single beds
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    Bed in 6-Bed Male Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Male Dormitory Room
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    • Shower
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Shower
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Twin
    Standard Twin
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    • 2 single beds
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • 1 double bed
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    Kafe Noir
    Cuisine:African
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of Urban Backpackers from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.1
    Very good
    From 255 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (3)Booking.com Reviews (252)
    Rating via Agoda7.6
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    10
    Very good
    Cleanliness8.0
    Facilities8.0
    Location6.0
    Service9.3
    Value for money6.7
    High score for Johannesburg
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    9+ Exceptional (1)
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    7-8 Very Good (1)
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    <6 Below Expectation (1)
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    7.6
    Very good
    Christian from Thailand
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

    feeling like staying with family”

    The staff take very good care of ther customers, are friendly and helpfull and feels like staying with family, the guesthouse has it's own decoration style a nice roof terrace kitchen . some small things in the building could be improved or repaired, but its ok. It is about 10 min walking to the center, supermarkets and eatingplaces are nearby. They didn't came to pick up at airport, but Uber did quick and good 275 R.

    Reviewed September 17, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ricardo from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    I liked all the recommendations by Nicky”

    Not the safest area for a tourist, but the staff helped me a lot to get around.

    Reviewed January 15, 2019
    6.0
    Ronald from United States
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Scary ”

    I can tell that the owners take pride in there hostel and want the guest to feel welcomed as we did when we arrived. I need to make a few notes for fellow backpackers. I know a lot of us are traveling on a budget and we are buying food and beverages to last as we travel. This unfortunately is not a place that you can leave anything in the refrigerator without it getting stolen. We purchased beer and brought a nice bottle of champagne to celebrate but left it to chill in the refrigerator. Unfortunately it was all stolen. As for safety. This isn’t an area of town that I would go back to. Actually I left and never came back I didn’t even ask for a refund and forfeited my next few nights. There was a party on the rooftop that by 12:30 am turned into a brawl until 2:30 am outside on the street. Another guest called it a riot. It was awful. This went on for two hours of yelling screaming punching kicking, etc. The police never came and I’m guessing our hostel never called. Until 5 am there was still drunk people in our hallway next to our door. Finally my alarm went off and they left. I walked my girlfriend to the bathroom and stayed outside the door because I wasn’t sure what to expect. Downstairs we ate dinner next to the hostel by the way the food is excellent. As we sat there we saw people running. As someone sat out front on their phone texting another individual grabbed their cellphone and ran to a car that was waiting for them on the corner and jumped in and sped off. From what I gathered this was the second time that this happened this week. Sometimes there are just bad days I hope this was the last.

    Reviewed October 10, 2018
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